In Press

 

Badreshany, K. and Kennedy, M.

in Press  Potting on the Edge of the Painted Traditions: The Role of Craft Production during the Chalcolithic of the Central Levant. In The Settlement Landscape of the Orontes from the 4th-2nd Millennium BC, ed. M. Kennedy and S. Bourke. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag.

 

Badreshany, K.; Philip, G.; and Kennedy, M.

in press EBA ‘Combed’ Wares and Their Role in the Development of the Levant’s Earliest Highly Integrated Regional Economies.  Levant (Special Issue: Ceramics, Society, and Economy in the Northern Levant: an Integrated Archaeometric Perspective) 49/3:

 

Boileau, M.-C.

in press Petrographic Signatures of the Tell 'Acharneh Ceramics: A Diachronic Perspective. Levant (Special Issue: Ceramics, Society, and Economy in the Northern Levant: an Integrated Archaeometric Perspective) 49/3:

 

Cooper, E.

in press  Half-Empty or Half-Full? Past and Present Research on EBIV [Early Bronze Age IV] Caliciform Goblets and their Chronological and Socio-Economic Implications,’ in Ebla and Beyond: Ancient Near Eastern Studies after Fifty Years of Discoveries at Tell Mardikh, ed. Frances Pinnock and Paolo Matthiae. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz (23 pages, 12 images).

 

D’Andrea, M.

in press  The Early Bronze IVB Pottery from Tell Mardikh/Ebla. Chrono-typological and Techno-petrographic Data for Framing the Site within the Regional Context. Levant (Special Issue: Ceramics, Society, and Economy in the Northern Levant: an Integrated Archaeometric Perspective) 49/3:

 

Harrison, T.

in press  Introduction to the CRANE project. Levant (Special Issue: Ceramics, Society, and Economy in the Northern Levant: an Integrated Archaeometric Perspective) 49/3:

 

Herrmann, V. R. and J. D. Schloen.

in press.  Assyrian Impact on the Kingdom of Sam'al: The View from Zincirli, in The Provincial Archaeology of the Assyrian Empire. McDonald Institute Monographs. Edited by J. MacGinnis and D. Wicke. Cambridge: McDonald Institute for Archeological Research.

 

Jean, M.

in press Pottery Production in Tell Arqa during the Third Millennium: Characterisation of Ceramic Raw Materials. Levant (Special Issue: Ceramics, Society, and Economy in the Northern Levant: an Integrated Archaeometric Perspective) 49/3:

 

Kennedy, M.; Badreshany, K; and Philip, G.

in press Drinking on the Periphery: The Tell Nebi Mend Goblets in Their Regional and Archaeometric Context. Levant (Special Issue: Ceramics, Society, and Economy in the Northern Levant: an Integrated Archaeometric Perspective) 49/3:

 

Marom, Nimrod and V. R. Herrmann.

in press. Incorporation into the Neo-Assyrian Empire from the Perspective of the Faunal Remains from Zincirli Höyük, Turkey. Journal of Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology and Heritage Studies 2.4.

 

Mouamar, G.

in press  The Early Bronze IVB Painted Simple Ware from Tell Shʻaīrat: An Integrated Archaeometric Approach. Levant (Special Issue: Ceramics, Society, and Economy in the Northern Levant: an Integrated Archaeometric Perspective) 49/3:

 

Nieuwenhuijse, O. et al.

in press  Investigating Late Neolithic Ceramics in the Northern Levant: The View from Shir. Levant (Special Issue: Ceramics, Society, and Economy in the Northern Levant: an Integrated Archaeometric Perspective) 49/3:

 

Philip G., and Badreshany, K.

in press Introduction: Ceramic Studies and Petrographic Analysis in Levantine Archaeology: the Limitations of Current Approaches. Levant (Special Issue: Ceramics, Society, and Economy in the Northern Levant: an Integrated Archaeometric Perspective) 49/3:

 

Philip, G., and Badreshany, K

in press Conclusions: Ceramic Studies and Petrographic Analysis in Levantine Archaeology: New Perspectives. Levant (Special Issue: Ceramics, Society, and Economy in the Northern Levant: an Integrated Archaeometric Perspective) 49/3:

 

Shabo, S.

in press Late Bronze Age II Pottery Tradition from Qatna: The Palace Destruction Phase Evidenced in Areas Q and T. Levant (Special Issue: Ceramics, Society, and Economy in the Northern Levant: an Integrated Archaeometric Perspective) 49/3:

 

Vacca, A.

in press Characterizing the Early Bronze III-IVA1 Pottery of Northern Levant through Typological and Petrographic Analyses. The Case Study of Tell Mardikh/Ebla and Tell Tuqan (Syria). Levant (Special Issue: Ceramics, Society, and Economy in the Northern Levant: an Integrated Archaeometric Perspective) 49/3:

 

Welton, L.

in press  Gap or Transition? Characterizing the Late Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age I in the Amuq. To appear in Studia Eblaitica 3.

in press  EBIV Ceramic Production in the Orontes Watershed: Petrography from the Amuq and Beyond. Levant (Special Issue: Ceramics, Society, and Economy in the Northern Levant: an Integrated Archaeometric Perspective) 49/3:

in press  The EBIII-IV in the Amuq in a Levantine Context”.  To appear in New Horizons in the Study of the Early Bronze III and Early Bronze IV in the Levant, ed. S. Richard. Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns.

in press  Northern Levantine Spheres of Interaction: The Role of the Amuq in the Early Bronze Age.  To appear in the proceedings of The Settlement Landscape of the Orontes Valley in the Fourth through Second Millennia BCE, ed. M. Kennedy and S. Bourke.

 

In Review

Badreshany, K., and Philip, G.

in review Innovative Exchanges: The Development, Dissemination, and Adoption of the Earliest Ceramic Traditions in the East Mediterranean. Antiquity

 

Schmitt, A.; Badreshany, K.; and Tachatou, E.

in review Insights into the Economic Organisation of the Phoenician Homeland: A Multidisciplinary Investigation of the Later Iron Age II and Persian period Phoenician amphorae from Tell el-Burak. Levant

 

2018

Akıncı, Y. and Denel, E.

2018 Kubaba - Kütüphane Kedisi. Kedici 28:22–26

 

Harrison, T. Denel, E., and Batiuk, S.

2018 Tayinat Höyük Araştırmaları, 2016. Kazi Sonuclari Toplantisi 39, Cilt 1, 563–571

 

Herrmann, V.

2018 Cosmopolitan Politics in the Neo-Assyrian Empire: Local Elite identity at Zincirli-Samʾal. Semitica 60:493-535.

2018 Urban organization under empire: Iron Age Sam'al (Zincirli, Turkey) from royal to provincial capital. Levant 49(3):284–311.

 

Kennedy, M.; Badreshany, K; and Philip, G.

2018 Drinking on the Periphery: The Tell Nebi Mend Goblets in Their Regional and Archaeometric Context. Levant (Special Issue: Ceramics, Society, and Economy in the Northern Levant: an Integrated Archaeometric Perspective) 49/3:

 

Manning, S., Griggs, C., Lorentzen, B., Bronk Ramsey, C., Chivall, D., Jull, A, J. T. and Lange, T. E.

2018 Fluctuating radiocarbon offsets observed in the southern Levant and implications for archaeological chronology debates. PNAS 115(24)6141–6146. http://www.pnas.org/content/115/24/6141

 

2017

Batiuk, S., Harrisons, T.P., Welton, L., Jablonkay, D., and Ragia, L.

The Computational Research on the Ancient near East (CRANE) Project: Archaeological Data Integration, Simulation and Data Mining. In The Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Geographical Information Systems Theory, Applications and Management, Porto, Portugal. April 27-28, 2017. ACM New York, NY, USA.

 

Herrmann, V.

2017 Appropriation and Emulation in the Earliest Sculptures from Zincirli (Iron Age Sam’al). American Journal of Archaeology 121(2): 237-274.

 

 

Harrison, T.

2017 Some Observations and Future Directions. Pp. 221–228 in Ancient West Asian Civilization. Geoenvironment and Society in the Pre-Islamic Middle East, ed. A. Tsuneki, S. Yamada, and K. Hisada. Singapore: Springer.

 

2016

Badreshany, K.

2016 Lebanon’s Earliest Potting Traditions in Regional Context. Berytus LIX: 5-42.

 

Manning, S. W.; Griggs, C. B.; Lorentzen, B.; Barjamovic, G.; Bronk Ramsey, C.; Kkromer, B.; and Wild, E. M.

2016 Integrated Tree-Ring-Radiocarbon High-Resolution Timeframe to Resolve Earlier Second Millennium BCE Mesopotamian Chronology. PLOS ONE July 13.

 

2015

Badreshany, K.

2015  Conference Review: Ceramic Petrology Group Annual Meeting November 7th 2015, Durham. The Old Potter’s Almanack: 20-2.

 

Badreshany, K. and Gutiérrez, A.

2015  Work on Mediveal Finds at the Durham Archaeomaterials Research Centre. Society for Medieval Archaeology Newsletter, Spring 2015

 

Badreshany, K and Gutiérrez, A.

2015  Work on Mediveal Pottery at the Durham Archaeomaterials Research Centre. Society for Medieval Pottery Research Group Newsletter, April 2015

 

2014

Blanco-González, A.; Kreiter, A.; Badreshany, K.; Chapman, J.; and Páncél, P.

2014  Matching Sherds to Vessels through Ceramic Petrography: An Early Neolithic Iberian Case Study. Journal of Archaeological Science 50: 139-152.

 

Welton, L.

2014 Revisiting the Amuq Sequence: A Preliminary Investigation of the EBIVB Ceramic Assemblage from Tell Tayinat. Levant 46(3): 339-370.

 

 

CRANE Related Workshops/Meetings

2011

CRANE Partnership Grant Planning Meeting (September 24) Toronto, ON

9:00 Welcome/Introductions (T. Harrison)

9:30 CRANE Project Overview

10:00 SSHRC Partnership Grant Application Process

10:30 OCHRE Computational System (D. Schloen)

11:30 Orontes Watershed Group, Chronometric and Paleoenvironmental Studies

12:00 Simulation/Visualization Studies (J. Christiansen/D. Schloen)

1:00 CRANE Governance Structure

1:30 Partnership/Institutional Agreements

2:00 Budget Breakdown and Allocation

2:30 Next Steps and Deadlines

3:00 Discussion

 

2012

Introduction to OCHRE

- Sandra Schloen and Miller Prosser

 

2013

Archaeological Data Integration and Cross-Project Analysis (March 22) Toronto, ON

9:30 Welcome (Tim Harrison)

9:45 Introduction to CRANE (Stephen Batiuk and Kevin Fisher)

10:30 An Introduction to OCHRE (Miller Prosser)

11:30 Discussion

1:30 Networks and Connectivity in the Early Bronze Age: Future Prospects for Computational Research in the North Orontes Valley (Steve Edwards)

2:00 Modeling Social Complexity and the Rise of States in the Iron Age Northern Levant: Future Prospects utilizing the CRANE Framework (Darren Joblonkay)

2:30 Towards an Orontes Watershed GIS: Issues and Prospects (Dominique Langis-Barsetti)

3:00 Discussion

3:45 Demonstrating Prospects for OCHRE Use in CRANE Projects (Miller Prosser)

4:30 Discussion

 

CRANE Partnership Grant Planning Meeting (March 23) Toronto, ON

Welcome and Introductions (T. Harrison)

Overview of Stage (Year ) Two Projects

-Project Data Integration (Acharneh [M. Fortain and L. Cooper], Homs/Nebi Mend [G. Philip])

-Petrography Project (G. Philip)

-Paleoenvironment Project (G. Philip)

-Chronometric Project (S. Manning)

-Modeling and Visualization Projects (E. Fiume and J. Christiansen)

OCHRE and Technical Coordination of Stage Two Projects (S. Schloen)

Lunch

Collaboration and Partnership Agreements

Milestone Report and Scheduling

CRANE/SSHRC Administrative Procedures, Budgeting, Reimbursements

Other Business

 

2014

Ceramic Analysis, Data Integration, and Cross-Project Collaboration (March 21) Toronto, ON

9:15 Welcome and Introductions (Tim Harrison)

9:30 Ceramic Shape Recognition Project (Steven Edwards)

10:00 3D Artifact and Pottery Visualizations (Stephen Batiuk)

10:45 Durham Petrography Project (Kamal Badreshany)

11:15 Levantine Ceramics Project (Andrea Berlin)

11:45 Discussion

2:00 OCHRE Data Integration Update (Stanley Klassen/Rasha Elendari)

2:30 CRANE Cross-Project Analysis and Collaboration (Miller Prosser)

3:00 Collaborative Programming in an Application Programing Interface (Raoul Alwani)

3:30 Discussion

4:00 Archaeological Data Mining Using the CRANE Framework (Darren Joblonkay)

4:30 3-D Visualizations of Landscapes, Urban Settlements, and Architecture (Stephen Batiuk/Dominique Langis-Barsetti)

5:00 Discussion

 

CRANE Business Meeting (March 22) Toronto, ON

Director’s Report (T. Harrison)

Progress Report of Stage (Year) Two Projects

-Paleoenvironment Project (G. Philip)

-Chronometric Project (S. Manning)

-Archaeobotany Project (D. Karakaya)

-Ceramic Database Project (L. Cooper/L. Welton)

-Simulation Project (J. Christiansen and L. Welton)

OCHRE and Technical Coordination of Stage Two Projects (S. Schloen/M. Prosser)

Financial Report and 2014-2015 Budget

CRANE Communication Strategy

Collaboration and Partnership Agreements

Milestone Report and Mid-Term Review

Other Business

 

CRANE Data Integration Workshop (M. Prosser)

Durham Team (June)

Tübingen Team (June)

Toronto Team (September)

 

The Syrian Middle Orontes Valley: Excavations and Surveys (October 11-13) Quebec City, QC

 

October 11

INVITED PROJECTS

9:00 Welcome and Introductions (Michel Fortin & Tim Harrison)

9:30 The PaleoSYR project (Frank Braemer & Bernard Geyer, Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis & Université Lumière Lyon 2)

10:30 Tell Nasriyah Excavations (Dominique Parayre & Martin Sauvage (CNRS - Nanterre))

11:30 The Hama Region: Survey and Excavations (Karin Bartl, German Archaeological Institute - Berlin)

2:00 Tell Qarqur Excavations and the Middle Orontes Valley Survey (Jesse Casana, University of Arkansas)

3:00 Tell Arqa Excavations and the Akkar Plain Survey (Jean-Paul Thalmann, Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne)

4:00 Tell Kazel Excavations (Leila Badre, American University of Beirut)

 

October 12

CRANE PROJECT

9:00 The CRANE project (Tim Harrison, University of Toronto)

10:00 Introduction to OCHRE (Sandy Schloen, University of Chicago)

11:00 CRANE Cross-Project Analysis and Collaboration (Miller Prosser, University of Chicago)

COMPLETED DATA INTEGRATED PROJECTS

2:00 Zincirli Höyük Excavations (David Schloen, University of Chicago)

3:00 Tell Tayinat Excavations (Tim Harrison, University of Toronto)

4:00 Tell Acharneh Excavations and the Middle Orontes Survey (Michel Fortin & Espartaco Carrera, Université Laval)

 

October 13

FORTHCOMING DATA INTEGRATION PROJECTS

9:00 The ASOR Syrian Heritage Project (Andy Vaughn, American Schools of Oriental Research)

10:00 Individual and informal working sessions with project directors to discuss the feasibility of integrating their data to the CRANE database.

 

The CRANE Project: Large-Scale Data Integration and Analysis in the Orontes Watershed

Annual Meetings of the American Schools of Oriental Research, San Diego, CA. November 19-22

10:40 Introduction (Tim Harrison)

10:50 Collaborative Research in a Database Environment: Many Projects, Diverse Data, One Research Goal (Miller Prosser and Sandra Schloen)

11:10 The CRANE 3-D Ceramic Visualization and Shape Recognition Project (Tim Harrison, Lynn Welton, and Lisa Cooper)

11:30 Chronology Building in the Orontes Watershed: From Samples and Archaeology to Bayesian Chronological Modelling and Climate (Sturt Manning, Brita Lorentzen, and Catherine Kearns)

11:50 The Dissemination of Early Pottery Technology during the Neolithic of the upper Orontes Valley: A Petrographic Perspective (Kamal Badreshany)

12:10 3D Visualization Tools for Landscapes, Urban Settlements, and Architecture (Stephen Batiuk and Kevin Fisher)

 

2015

Archaeological Data Analysis and Cross-Project Collaboration (March 26-28) Toronto, ON

Thursday March 26 Crane Group Meetings

Morning: Simulation & Landscape Database Projects

9:00 Simulation Meeting (Lynn, Sandy, Miller, Tim)

11:00 Landscape Database (Sandy, Miller, Dominique, Rasha)

Afternoon: Ceramics Project

1:00 Ceramics Technical Meeting (Lynn, Sandy, Miller, Eugene, Daphne, Lisa)

2:00 Ceramics Meeting (Lynn, Lisa, Graham, Kamal, Stanley, Michael, Sandy, Miller)

5:00 Petrography Mini-Meeting (Lynn, Kamal, Stanley, Steve, Lisa, Graham)

 

Friday March 27 Archaeological Data Analysis and Cross-Project Collaboration

9:15 Welcome and Opening Remarks (Tim Harrison)

9:30 Collaborative Research in a Database Environment: The Case for Cross-Project Archaeological Investigation (Miller Prosser and Sandy Schloen, University of Chicago)

10:00 Knowledge Discovery from Archaeological Data: The Theoretical and Methodological Implications of Archaeological Data Warehouses as Analytic Environments (Darren Joblonkay, University of Toronto)

10:45 ‘Computers are Useless, They Can Only Give You Answers’: Computerized Approaches to Ceramic Analysis (Lynn Welton, University of British Columbia)

11:15 The Changing Role of Ceramics in the Upper Orontes Valley from the Neolithic to the Middle Bronze Age (Kamal Badreshany, Durham University)

11:45 Discussion

2:00 Wind Modeling in Archaeology: A Computational Fluid Dynamics Approach to Architectural Remains (Dominque Langis-Barsetti, University of Toronto)

2:30 There and Back Again: Virtual Reconstruction and Architectural Conservation at Tell Tayinat (Stephen Batiuk, University of Toronto)

3:00 Network Approaches to Early Bronze Age Toponyms and Settlement Data (Steven Edwards, University of Toronto)

3:30 Discussion

4:00 Archaeobotanical Investigations of Plant Evidence at Tell Tayinat in the Early Bronze Age (Doğa Karakaya, Tübingen University)

4:30 Towards Developing a High Resolution Timeframe for the CRANE Project: Aims, Methods, and Preliminary Results (Sturt Manning and Brita Lorentzen, Cornell University)

5:00 Discussion

 

Saturday March 28 Project Reports and Future Directions

9:30 Ceramic Database Project Update (Lisa Cooper and Lynn Welton, UBC)

10:00 The Middle Orontes Valley: Excavations, Surveys and the Prospects for Collaborative Research (Espartaco Carrera, Université Laval)

10:45 ‘Lord of the Spring’: Baalbek and Its Special Relationship to Water (Margarete van Ess, German Archaeological Institute Berlin)

11:45 Discussion

2:00 The Importance of Microenvironments in Reconstructing the Paleoenvironment and Understanding Long-term Trends in Human Activity in the Orontes Watershed: Where We Are and What We Need to Do (Graham Philip, Durham University)

2:30 The Chronology Project: Update and Plans (Sturt Manning, Cornell University)

3:00 The CRANE Simulation Project (Lynn Welton, University of British Columbia)

3:30 Discussion

4:00 The Syrian Heritage Initiative: Outcomes and Future Directions (Andy Vaughn, ASOR)

4:30 The CRANE Regional Database Project (Dominique Langis-Barsetti and Rasha Elendari, University of Toronto)

5:00 Discussion

 

CRANE Business Meeting (March 29) Toronto, ON

Director’s Report (T. Harrison)

Midterm Review Update

Financial Report and 2015-2016 Budget

Collaboration and Partnership Agreements

Other Business

 

Computational Research on the Ancient Near East (CRANE) Ceramic Workshop: Towards an Improved Integration of Ceramic and Petrographic Datasets in the Prehistoric and Bronze Age Levant (July 31-August 1) Durham University, Durham UK

Friday July 31

9:15 Welcome and Introduction (Graham Philip)

9:30 Making room for technological variability: Thinking about the diversity of local signatures of ceramic production and its integration into regional datasets (Marie Claude-Boileau)

10:10 Levantine imports in Egypt: from the EBA to the Byzantine Period (Mary Ownby)

11:20 Ceramic production at Qatna: an integrated archaeological and archaeometric approach (Lara Maritan)

12:00 The Changing Role of Ceramic Production in the Upper Orontes Valley from the Neolithic to the Early Bronze Age (Kamal Badreshany)

1:40 EBIV Ceramic Production in the Orontes Watershed: Petrography from the Amuq and Beyond (Lynn Welton)

2:20 The Early Bronze IVB ceramic in Tell Sh’airat and the middle Orontes Region (George Muamar)

2:00 Microscope time (ES230, Earth Sciences Department)

3:30 The Late Bronze Age Pottery From Tell Mishrifeh/Qatna (Shadi Shabo)

4:10 Open Discussion: Improving integration of Petrographic and Ceramic datasets

 

Saturday August 1

9:15 Welcome

9:30 The EB III-IVA1 Pottery from Tell Mardikh/Ebla: Typology, Technology and Petrography (Agnese Vacca)

10:10 The EB IVB Pottery from Tell Mardikh/Ebla: Typology, Technology and Petrography (Marta D’Andrea)

11:20 Ceramic Trends at Tell Nebi Mend during the Third Millennium BCE (Mel Kennedy)

11:40 Tell Arqa ceramic materials in the IIIrd millennium B.C. (Mathilde Jean)

1:30 Early Ceramics from the Northern Levant. Characterization, Interpretation (Olivier Nieuwenhuijse)

2:10 Open discussion: From the local to the general: how can we use ceramic datasets to address ‘big questions’?

3:10 Things to take away (Graham Philip)

 

3D Data Capture and Integration in Archaeology (March 12-13, UBC)

Part 1: 3D Data Capture (March 12)

Part 2: 3D Data Analysis, Interpretation and Publication (March 13)

 

2016

CRANE Workshop: Large-Scale Data Integration and Analysis in Near Eastern Archaeology (ICAANE – April 29, 2016)

9:00 CRANE Overview (Timothy Harrison)

9:00 Collaborative Research in a Database Environment: Putting to Rest the Problem of Unlikely Bedfellows (Miller Prosser and Sandy Schloen)

9:20 CRANE Data Integration: The Process, Results to Date, and Future Plans (Stanley Klassen)

9:40 Knowledge Discovery from Archaeological Data (KDAD): Implementation of Data Mining Techniques for Analyzing Social Organization in Northwest Syria in the Iron Age (Darren Joblonkay)

Artifact Analysis

10:00 Computers Have Data, People Want Answers: Computerized Approaches to Ceramic Analysis (Lynn Welton)

10:20 The CRANE Ceramics Project: Computational Classification and Analysis of Ceramic Data within the Orontes Watershed Region (Lisa Cooper and Lynn Welton)

10:40 EBA Transport Jars and their Role in the Development of Highly Integrated Regional Economies: A Case Study from the Northern and Central Levant (Kamal Badreshany)

Architectural Analysis and Regional Landscapes

11:30 Wind Modeling in Archaeology: An Assessment of the Feasibility of Generating Wind Models over Architectural Remains (Dominique Langis-Barsetti)

11:50 3D Visualization Tools for Landscapes, Urban Settlements and Architecture (Stephen Batiuk)

12:10 The CRANE Regional Database Project (Dominique Langis-Barsetti and Rasha Elendari)

12:30 An Exploratory Network Analysis of Toponyms in the Ebla Texts (Steven Edwards)

12:50 Discussion

Paleoenvironmental Reconstructions

14:00 Towards a High Resolution Timeframe for the CRANE Project: The North Orontes Region in the later 3rd millennium BC and later 2nd through early 1st millennium BC (Sturt Manning and Brita Lorentzen)

14:20 The Zooarchaeology of the Orontes Watershed: Current Prospects and Future Directions (David Lipovitch)

14:40 Archaeobotanical Investigations of the Ancient Flora of the Orontes Watershed (Doğa Karakaya)

15:00 Middle Orontes Valley Settlement Patterns (Espartaco Carrera and Michel Fortin)

15:20 Local Settlement Trends in the Orontes Watershed: The Intersection of Local Microenvironments and Regional Political and Economic Factors (Graham Philip)

15:40 Modelling the Interaction of Social and Environmental Processes in the Orontes Watershed: The CRANE Simulation Project (Lynn Welton and John H. Christiansen)

16:30 CRANE Business Meeting

 

CRANE Business Meetng (ICAANE – April 29, 2016)

Director’s Report (T. Harrison)

Financial Report and 2016-2017 Budget

Collaboration and Partnership Agreements

CRANE II Plans

Other Business

 

2017

 

The CRANE Project I: Large-Scale Data Integration and Analysis in Near Eastern Archaeology. Annual Meetings of the American Schools of Oriental Research, Boston. November 15-18

 

CHAIR: Timothy P. Harrison (University of Toronto)

 

2:00 Integration as Inspiration: Achieving Research Goals Using the Online Cultural and

Historical Research Environment (OCHRE) (Sandra Schloen and Miller Prosser, University of Chicago)

2:25 CRANE Data Integration: Results after the First Five Years (Stanley Klassen, University of Toronto)

2:50 Archaeological Data Mining: A Digital Key to Unlocking the Past (Darren Joblonkay, University of Toronto)

3:15 The CRANE Ceramics Project: The Challenges of Automated Sherd Matching (Andy Chow and Eugene Fiume, University of Toronto)

3:40 3D Visualization Tools for Analysis, Publication, and Public Outreach (Stephen Batiuk, University of Toronto)

 

The CRANE Project II: Chronology, Regional Landscapes, and Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction. Annual Meetings of the American Schools of Oriental Research, Boston. November 15-18

 

CHAIR: Timothy P. Harrison (University of Toronto)

 

4:20 Highly Resolved Timeframes for the CRANE Project: Bayesian Chronological Modeling on

Orontes Sites from the Third to First Millennia B.C.E. (Sturt Manning and Brita Lorentzen, Cornell University)

4:45 The CRANE Site Database Project (Dominique Langis-Barsetti, University of Toronto)

5:10 Ceramic Development in the Upper Orontes Basin from the Neolithic to the Late Bronze Age: Dealing with the Challenge of Diffuse and Dynamic Ceramic Regionalism in Ancient Syria (Kamal Badreshany, Durham University, Graham Philip, Durham University, and Melissa Kennedy, University of Sydney)

5:35 Current Progress in Archaeobotanical Research at Tell Tayinat and Zincirli (Doğa Karakaya, University of Tübingen)

6:00 Modeling the Interaction of Social and Environmental Processes in the Orontes Watershed: The CRANE Simulation Project (Lynn Welton, University of Toronto)

 

 

Papers Presented at Non CRANE workshops and meetings

2018

 

Harrison, T. P.

 

2018 Computational Research on the Ancient Near East (CRANE): Large-Scale Data Integration and Analysis in Near Eastern Archaeology. International Conference on the Enhancement of the Archaeological Heritage in Iraq.

2018 The ‘Lady of Tayinat’ and Female Representation in Neo-Hittite Art. ICAANE Munich. April 3-7, 2018.

2018 The ‘Lady of Tayinat’ and Other Discoveries at Kunulua, Royal City of the Kingdom of Palastin/Walastin. ASOR Annual Meeting, Denver Nov. 14-17.

 

Herrmann, J. T.

2018 The Urban Development of Sam'al (Zincirli) from the Perspective of Remote Sensing. ICAANE Munich. April 3-7, 2018.

 

Herrmann V. and Schloen D.

2018 Zincirli, Turkey: Recent Results from the Chicago-Tübingen Excavations. ICAANE Munich. April 3-7, 2018.

2018 Zincirli Höyük, Turkey: Recent Results from the Chicago-Tübingen Excavations. ASOR Annual Meeting, Denver Nov. 14-17.

2018 Lessons Learned over 12 Seasons at Zincirli, Turkey. ASOR Annual Meeting, Denver Nov. 14-17.

 

Herzog, N. and Herrmann, V.

2018 Using OCHRE in the Analysis of Archaeological Data Concerning Food Production and Consumption at Zincirli, Turkey. ASOR Annual Meeting, Denver Nov. 14-17.

 

Prosser. M and Schloen, S.

2018 Turning the Page on Digital Publication. ASOR Annual Meeting, Denver Nov. 14-17.

 

Welton, L.

2018 Panalist - Integrative and Transdisciplinary Approaches to Research, (OARCC) Ontario Advaced Research Computing Congress, Toronto May 16th. http://ontarioarccongress.ca/integrative-and-transdisciplinary-approaches-to-research

2018 Continuity and Innovation During The Iron I at Tell Tayinat: Local Traditions, Sea Peoples and the Land of Palistin in Broader Perspective. ICAANE Munich. April 3-7, 2018.

2018 Destruction and Renewal in the late Third Millennium B.C.E.: Results of Recent Excavtions at Tell Tayinat. ASOR Annual Meeting, Denver Nov. 14-17.

 

2017

Badreshany, K.

2017 Instruments of Imperialism? What Transport Jars Reveal about Economy and Administration in the Earliest World Empires. The British Association for Near Eastern Archaeology Annual Meeting, London, Jan 4th-6th

 

Batiuk, S.

2017 The ‘Kingdon of Idols’: recent Investigations at Tell Tayinat (Ancient Kunulua, Biblical Calno) in Southeastern Turkey. AIA lecture Brown University, March 2.

 

Harrison, T. P.

2017 Tayinat in Time and Space: A Synthesis. (Session) Tell Tayinat (Ancient Kunulua): The Shifting of Fortunes of a Bronze and Iron Age Levantine Capital. AIA Annual Meeting, Toronto, ON.

2017 Cultural Heritage Preservation and the Importance of Community Memory in Zones of Conflict. Conference on ‘Facilitating the Study of West Asian Civilization 2: Ancient West Asian Civilization and the Modern World’, Tokyo, Japan, March 3-4.

2017 The Unifying Power of Cultural Heritage. Friends of ARIT Lecture Discussant, Ankara, February 2.

 

Karakaya, D.

2017 Tayinat Höyük’te Arkeobotanik Calismalar. Uluslararasi Kazi, Araştirma Ve Arkeometri Sempozyumu, Bursa, May 22-26.

 

Prosser, M.

2017 Time and Place in Humanities Research (OCHRE). University of Chicago, Digital Humanities.

 

Welton, L.

2017 Reconstructing Identities in a Dark Age: The Regeneration of Northern Levantine Society in the Early Iron Age. Center for Middle Eastern Studies Lecture, University of Chicago, June 2017

 

2016

Badreshany, K.

2016  Phoenician Amphorae from the Late Iron Age Settlement at Tell el-Burak: Typology, Petrography, and Content Analyses, 1st Amphorae in the Phoenician and Punic World Congress: The State of the Art, Ghent, Belgium, December 15-17th

 

Batiuk, S.

2016 The Middle East Cultural Heritage Crisis and the Urgency of Coordinated Large-Scale Data Collection and Analysis. (Session) Protecting Cultural heritage: Lessons Learned. Assaulting Cultural Heritage: Isis’s Fight to Destroy Diversity in Iraq and Syria. Concordia University, Montreal QC. September 25-26.

2016 Preserving and Presenting the History of the Antioch Region in Turkey. Presented at the Canadian Society for Mediterranean Studies, Ottawa Chapter, September 25.

2016 The Computational Research on the Ancient near East (CRANE) Project: Large-Scale Data Integration, Analysis, Visualization and Models for Data Sharing. (Session) Cyber-archaeology in the Middle East Today. American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, November 16-19.

 

Fisher, K.

2016 Prospects and pitfalls of a digital archaeology: A case from Bronze Age Cyprus. Laboratory of Archaeology lunchtime seminar series, UBC.

 

Harrison, T. P.

2016 Cultural Heritage Preservation and the Importance of Community Memory in Zones of Conflict. (Session) Protecting Cultural Heritage: Lessons Learned. Assaulting Cultural Heritage. Isis’s Fight to Destroy Diversity in Iraq and Syria. Concordia University, Montreal QC. September 25-26.

2016 The Cultural Heritage Crisis and the Urgency of Coordinated Large-Scale Data Collection and Analysis in Near Eastern Archaeology. (Keynote ICAANE – April 29, 2016)

 

Harrison, T. P.

2016  Harnessing the Past to Build the Future.” TEDxUofT 2016 Conference (Theme: Edge), March 19.

 

Joblankay, D.

2016 Association Mining Algorithms for Elucidating Community-Based Practices in the Ancient Near East: A View from Tell Mastuma, Syria. (Session) Encoding data for Digital Collaboration. American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX. November 16-19.

 

Karakaya, D.

2016 Archaeobotanical Investigations of the Ancient Flora of the Orontes Watershed. Institut für Naturwissenschaftliche Archäologie Collequim, Universität Tübingen, July 22.

 

Karakaya, D. and Riehl, S.

2016 Agricultural Patterns at Tell Tayinat and Beyond: The Archaeobotanical and Stable Carbon Isotope Evidence. (Workshop) The Iron Age I in the Levant: A View from the North. American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX. November 16-19.

 

Prosser, M.

2016 More Than Just a Pretty Geodatabase: Spatial Data Integration using the Online Cultural and historical Environment (OCHRE). (Session) Cyber-archaeology in the Middle East Today. American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, November 16-19.

 

2015

Badreshany, K.

2015  Innovative Exchanges: The Introduction of Pottery Technology in the Upper Orontes Watershed and Lebanon, The British Association for Near Eastern Archaeology Annual Meeting, London, Jan 7th-9th

 

Badreshany, K.

2015 Shedding Light on the Opaque: The Usefulness of Metal Oxide Minerals in Determining Provenance, Raw Material Composition, and the Mixing of Clay from Multiple Sources in Ceramic Petrography, United Kingdom Archaeological Science Biennial Conference, Durham University, April 8th-11th

 

Batiuk, S.

2015 The Computational Research on the Ancient Near East (CRANE) Project: Large-Scale Data Integration for the Preservation and Dissemination of Archaeological Data. Presented at the Joint NEAIG/ASOR Session: Politics and Archaeology in the Middle East: New Paradigms of Cooperation. American Institute of Archaeology Annual Meeting. East Lansing Chapter for the Harald Ingholt Lectureship in Near Eastern Archaeology. New Orleans, January 8-11.

2015 Cultural Heritage in Crisis: Archaeology in the time of ISIS. Presented at the Archaeological Institute of America, Ottawa Chapter. December 10, 2015.

 

Harrison, T.

2015 Protecting Our Shared Heritage (Session) Syria-International Summit to Promote Collaboration, Atlanta, GA. November 18-21.

 

Langis-Barsetti, D.

2015 The CRANE Site Database and GIS Project: towards a Regional Understanding of the Orontes Watershed and its Surroundings. (Session) Satellite-Based Monitoring of Cultural Heritage in Conflict Situations. American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA. November 18-21.

2015 The ancient Anatolian city: A CFD approach to Iron Age urbanism at the site of Kerkenes Dağ, Turkey. (Session) NMC Graduate Symposium, Toronto, ON.

 

Welton, L.

2015 Examining the Resettlement of Tell Tayinat: The Evidence from the Earliest Iron I Levels. (Session) The Iron Age I in the Levant: A view from the North II. American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meeting, November 2015.

 

2014

Badreshany, K.

2014  Ceramic Development in the Upper Orontes Basin, Computational Research on the Ancient Near East Annual meeting, University of Toronto, March 12-15th

 

Badreshany, K.

2014  The Role of Transport Jars in the Development of Highly Integrated Regional Economies during the Early Bronze Age in the Levant: A Petrographic Perspective, Invited Lecture. Department of Archaeology, University of Mainz, April 30th

 

Batiuk, S.

2014 CRANE's 3D Modeling Initiative. UofT Archaeology Research Day talk.

 

Batiuk, S. and Fisher, K.

2014 The Computational Research on the Ancient Near East (CRANE) Project: Large-scale Data Integration, Analysis, and Modeling in the Orontes Watershed. Presented at the 5th International Conference on Remote Sensing in Archaeology From Space to Place Initiative: The Age of Sensing. Duke University, Durham, NC. October 13-15.

 

Edwards, S.

2014 Big Data and the Ancient Near East: New Approaches to Data Structure, Analysis and Visualization. (Session) Cyber-Archaeology I. Annual Meetings of the American Schools of Oriental Research, San Diego, CA. November 19-22.

2014 Settlement Connectivity and Power Relationships in Early Bronze Age Northwest Syria: An Integrative Geospatial and Computational Approach. Society of American Archaeology’s Annual Meetings. Austin, TX (April 23-27).

 

Fisher, K.

2014 A Digital Revolution? 3D Modeling of Built Environments and Landscapes Using Photogrammetry. Presented at Digital Perspectives on the Past: New Methods and Research in Digital Archaeology. (Symposium) University of British Columbia, Vancouver

2014 Prospects for a paperless archaeology: Case studies from Guatemala and Cyprus. Pixelating Digital Humanities Series, UBC Library

2014 Digital approaches to ancient cities:  archaeological case studies from Ayios Dhimitrios to El Zotz.  Department of Greek and Roman Studies seminar, University of Victoria

2014 A digital revolution in archaeology? New ways of looking at old things. Digital Salon, University of British Columbia

 

Fortin, M.

2014 Projet d’intégration et d’analyse des données archéologiques pur la vallée de l’Oronte (Syrie). For Les Archeo-Vendredis du Groupe de Recherche en Archéométrie, Laval QC, Oct 10th.

 

Harrison, T.P.

2014  Digging on the Syrian Frontier: Reflections on the Role of Archaeology in a Conflict Zone.” Conference on, ‘The History and Impact of German Archaeology in the Near and Middle East’, University of Toronto, November 7-8.

 

Joblonkay, D.

2014 From Deep Structure to Discursive Formation: Advances in Knowledge Discovery from Archaeological Data Warehouses Utilizing the CRANE Framework. (Session) Theoretical and Anthropological Approaches to the Near East I. American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. November 19-22.

2014 Data Rich but Information Poor: Archaeological Databases as Rich Depositories of Information or ‘Data Graveyards’.  Graduate Conference on Archaeological Sciences

and the Ancient Mediterranean Environment. University of Toronto, Toronto, ON. March 8.

 

Phillip, G.

2014 2 talks given (1 on ceramics and 1 Museum Archaeology Day)

 

Prosser, M.

2014 Beyond Digital Imaging: Integrating Digital Images and Philological Research Data. (Session) Technology and Texts: new Scientific and Digital Methods for the Analysis of Near Eastern Writings I. Annual Meetings of the American Schools of Oriental Research, San Diego, CA. November 19-22.

2014 Zincirli workshop at Tübingen

 

Welton, L.

2014 Unearthing Neo-Hittite Palistin: The Regeneration of an Iron Age Kingdom in the Eastern Mediterranean”, AIA Vancouver Chapter lecture, December 2014.

2014   Northern Levantine Spheres of Interaction: The Role of the Amuq in the Early Bronze Age. (Session) The Settlement Landscape of the Orontes Valley in the Fourth through Second Millennia BCE. International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (ICAANE), June 2014

2014   Bridging the Gap: The Iron I-Iron II Transition at Tell Tayinat. (Session) The Iron I to Iron I Transition in the Northern Levant. American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meeting, November 2014.

 

2013

Fisher, K.

2013 Archaeology Day at UBC, Vancouver, BC

 

Fisher, K.; Batiuk, S.; and Schloen, D.

2013 The Computational Research on the Ancient Near East (CRANE) Project: Large-Scale Data Integration and Analysis in the Orontes Watershed. (Session) Landscapes of Settlement in the Ancient Near East I. American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD. November 20-23.

 

Welton, L. and Batiuk Steve, S.

2013   Settlement in the Amuq Plain in the Early Bronze Age. (Session) The Amuq Survey. American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meeting, November 2013

Awards

 

2018

Kulik, R.

Bronze Age Urban Environments on Crete and Cyprus: Investigating Socio-Environmental Interactions using Geoarchaeology. CAORC 2018 Multi Country-

Research Fellow. https://www.caorc.org/single-post/2018/05/14/CAORC-Announces-2018-Fellowship-Recipients

 

 

 

Exhibitions

2018

Harrison, T., Welton, L., Klassen, S., and Kabatiar, R.

Science Rendezvous, St. George Campus U of T.

 

Klassen, S., Langi-Barsetti, D., and Ksiezak, A.

CRANE table at Archaeology Day at the ROM.

 

Klassen, S.

Tayinat display at Friday Night Live at the ROM.

 

2017

Batiuk, S.

 Archaeology Day Table at the ROM.

 

Frederick C., and Murray, D.

The Medium is the Message: Media and Mediation in Archaeology. TAG Conference, Toronto, ON (May 15-26).

 

2015

Batiuk, S.

  Archaeology Day Table at the ROM.

 

2014

Batiuk, S.

 Archaeology Day Table at the ROM.

 

Unmanned

Activity Station on Dendrochronology. Curators Corner program. ROM Ancient Cultures.

 

2013

Batiuk, S

  Archaeology Weekend Table at the ROM

 

Batiuk, S., and Fisher, K.

  Archaeology Day Table at the ROM

 

Poster Presentations

2017

Karakaya, D., and Lipovitch, D.

2017 Plants and Bones in Context: The Spatial Distribution of Floral and Faunal Remains in the Neo-Assyrian Sacred Precinct at Tell Tayinat, Amuq Valley, South-central Turkey. American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meeting, Boston, MA. November 15-18.

 

2016

Karakaya, D., and Morgan K.

2016 New evidence for the Middle Bronze Age in the Islahiye Valley: Preliminary archaeobotanical results and archaeological context of a recently excavated destruction layer at Zincirli Höyük, Gaziantep, Turkey. American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX. November 16-19.

 

2014

Edwards, S. and Joblonkay, D.

2014 CRANE (Computational Research on the Ancient Near East). SSEA Annual Meeting. Toronto, ON.

 

Media

Talks

2018

Beyas Gazete. http://beyazgazete.com/video/webtv/guncel-1/kanada-nin-ankara-buyukelcisi-chris-cooter-hatay-da-613098.html

Hatay Gov. Turkey. http://www.hatay.gov.tr/vali-ata-kanada-buyukelcisini-kabul-etti

Söz Gazetsi. https://sozgazetesi.com.tr/2018/10/24/kanadanin-kultur-elcileri-hatayda/ Arkeolojik Haber. https://www.arkeolojikhaber.com/haber-tayinat-hoyugu-arkeolojik-buluntulari-kanadada-sergilenmek-isteniyor-17735/

Antakya Gazetesi. http://www.antakyagazetesi.com/kanada-heyeti-hatayda/ Haberler. https://www.haberler.com/kanada-nin-ankara-buyukelcisi-chris-cooter-hatay-11366546-haberi/

Aksam. https://www.aksam.com.tr/guncel/kanadanin-ankara-buyukelcisi-chris-cooter-hatayda-incelemelerde-bulundu/haber-786476

Sanalbasin. http://www.sanalbasin.com/kanada039nin-ankara-buyukelcisi-chris-cooter-hatay039da-27528993

Iskanderun SES. http://www.iskenderunses.net/haber/buyukelcinin-kultur-ziyareti-6530.html

Alemihaber. http://www.alemihaber.com/aksam-guncel/9687344/kanadanin-ankara-buyukelcisi-chris-cooter-hatayda-incelemelerde-bulundu

 

2016

Harnessing the Past to Build the Future. TEDxUofT. (Timothy Harrison)

 

Newsletters and Blogs

 

2018

 

NMC Newsletter

 

2018 Archaeology at the ROM. October, https://outlook.office.com/owa/?realm=mail.utoronto.ca&path=/mail/inbox

 

NMC @UofT Open House. October, https://outlook.office.com/owa/?realm=mail.utoronto.ca&path=/mail/inbox

 

2018 NMC at the Science Rendezvous. May, https://mailchi.mp/8edf1a7bc3f9/may-newsletter

 

2018 Outreach. April, https://mailchi.mp/709d79300a10/newsletter-april-2018

 

UofT News Ambitious U of T-led project on ancient Middle East gets $2.5-million boost from federal government. Aug 2, https://www.utoronto.ca/news/ambitious-u-t-led-project-ancient-middle-east-gets-25-million-boost-federal-government

 

UofT News U of T working to establish a research centre and archeological park in Turkey’s Amuq Valley. Oct 26, https://www.utoronto.ca/news/u-t-working-establish-research-centre-and-archeological-park-turkey-s-amuq-valley

 

Arts and Science News

 

University of Toronto working to establish a research centre and archaeological park in Turkey’s Amuq Valley. Oct 26, https://news.artsci.utoronto.ca/all-news/global-lens/university-toronto-working-establish-research-centre-archaeological-park-turkeys-amuq-valley/

 

Arts and Science News (front page)

https://news.artsci.utoronto.ca/

 

 

Interviews

2019

CBC Television Toronto News –January 4th, 2019 https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1420290115842 (53 minute mark)

 

CBC Radio 1The World at Six – January 4th, 2019

 

CBC Radio 1 World Report - January 4th, 2019

 

2018

Re-release of Research2Reality: The Orange Chair Sessions. What’s new in Archaeology? (Timothy Harrison). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zitiEWD5KmE

 

2016

Research2Reality: The Orange Chair Sessions. What’s new in Archaeology? (Timothy Harrison).

 

Bond, S. After the Success Of ‘Pokémon GO’, How Will Augmented Reality Impact Archaeological Sites? Forbes.com (July 17, 2016). (Kevin Fisher)

 

2014

Montgomery, M. Recreating cities from antiquity for your mobile device/Interview with Kevin Fisher. Radio Canada International (rci.net) (Oct. 27, 2014). ) (Kevin Fisher)

Amos, H. Street View for the Bronze Age. UBC News (Oct. 24, 2014). (Kevin Fisher)

 

Websites

http://www.crane.utoronto.ca/ https://www.dur.ac.uk/archaeology/research/projects/all/?mode=project&id=648 https://dendro.cornell.edu/projects/crane.php

 

Website links to CRANE

http://www.asor-syrianheritage.org/links/ http://www.ancient.eu/user/murrayd7/ http://www.rfamfound1.org/proj01find.html https://www.archaeological.org/lecturers?page=1 http://www.bu.edu/asor/am/2017/approved.html https://www.acorjordan.org/2017/04/27/sea-peoples-neo-hittites-acor-public-lecture-tuesday-16-may-2017/ http://cnrs.ubc.ca/cners-welcomes-our-newest-faculty-member-dr-kevin-fisher/ http://cnrs.ubc.ca/people/kevin-fisher/

 

http://www.asor-syrianheritage.org/protecting-our-shared-heritage-in-syria-an-international-summit-to-promote-collaboration/